A Conversation with Bard

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A sober conversation about AI and jobs with Google’s brand new chat AI, Bard, turns into a bit of a mess at the end. I have some experience using ChatGPT but only got access to Bard today. I thought I’d record this to perhaps compare to interactions in the future.

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Intel Arc A770: One Month In

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The Intel Arc A700 Box

In building a PC mostly as a workstation, my choice of a GPU came as more of a secondary choice. My thought process was: sure, I’ll play some games every once in a while, but really, this is my work machine. It needs to do workstation stuff and not much more.

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mkdocs-alias-plugin 0.5.0 Release

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The latest version, v0.5.0, of the mkdocs-alias-plugin is now available here. This new version adds the ability to use the use_relative_link config flag, which causes the plugin to generate relative links to the aliased document rather than absolute ones. This flag is useful for those who host their wikis in subdirectories.

mkdocs-alias-plugin is an MkDocs plugin allowing links to your pages using a custom alias such as [[my-alias]] or [[my-alias|My Title]].

Call Me By Your Name Review

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Call me By Your Name Book Cover

Warning: spoilers

When I was about ten pages into Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman, I thought this would be a book I couldn’t finish. The book’s narrator is its main character, a seventeen year old boy named Elio who lives with his parents in Italy. He is intelligent, shy, studious, and has a raging hormone-driven desire for Oliver, a twenty-four-year-old American houseguest of his parents. But Elio is a brat and seems to sabotage himself with every step along the way.

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The Drawing of the Three Review

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The Drawing of the Three Book Cover

Note: This is a spoiler-free reflection.

Ever since I heard of the Dark Tower series, I’ve wanted to dig into it. I was practically raised on Stephen King novels but never felt ready to immerse myself in this series. Too daunting of a task. When I read The Gunslinger back in October of 2013, I liked it, but not enough to hook me. Ten years later, I decided to give the second book a shot, and things changed.

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